Pina Albo is CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group, a company using data and technology to change the way insurance is written. A lawyer by training, Pina joined Munich Re and held increasingly senior roles with the company over 25 years. She serves on the boards of the IFG Companies, Blue Marble Microinsurance and Attune Insurance. Pina earned a Maîtrise en Droit (International and European Community Law) from L’Université d’Aix-Marseille III; a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University; and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg.
Digital Transformation Strategies
Toby Alfred was managing director of customer acquisition for Marcus by Goldman Sachs® growing their personal loan business to over $3B during a 20-month period. Prior to that, Toby was an executive at Progressive Insurance where she led Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Customer Acquisition. She was responsible for developing the award winning progressive.com website and growing it into the multi-billion-dollar business it is today. Toby currently is principal of Digital Transformation Strategies LLC, consulting and advising businesses on digital strategies for transformation and growth. Toby has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University. She is passionate about education and providing opportunities to disadvantaged youth.
Business Development Manager
Julie Bernadou is Mobileye’s Business Development Manager for North America. In her role, Julie also leads the development of the insurance vertical for Mobileye’s latest advancements in collision avoidance technology. Julie oversees the partnerships that help insurance companies be proactive in keeping their customers safe on the road, along with other benefits. Prior to Mobileye, Julie was working for the French Trade Commission, within the Automotive Industry, based in Chicago. There, she built new partnerships and developed business opportunities for French companies that were looking to expand in the North American market. Julie also has experience as the business development and marketing manager for selected suppliers to a range of OEM’s and tier ones in the global automotive, aerospace, and defense markets.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Charles Birnbaum is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office where he leads the firm’s investing in early stage financial services companies. Charles’ fintech portfolio includes many high-growth companies, such as Betterment, Shift Technology, Fabric, Bread, Eave, United Capital, and Zopa. Before venture, Charles spent three years at Foursquare helping to bring forth the company’s first merchant-facing tools. Prior to Foursquare, he spent six years in investment banking and equity capital markets focusing on the technology, media, and telecom sectors. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School, Master of Arts in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.
CEO & Founder
Marcelo Blay is the founder and CEO of Minuto Seguros, the leading online insurance broker in Brazil since 2010. For 10 years he was the head of auto and health insurance products at Porto Seguro and COO of retail insurance at Itaú Seguros for 6 years. Marcelo graduated in mechanical engineering at Maua Engineering School and has an MBA from FGV in Brazil with finance and HR specialization at Columbia University in New York. Marcelo is the broker’s union (SINCOR-SP) head of technology and a member of the board at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein.
CEO of AXA Next & Group Chief Innovation Officer
Guillaume Borie is the CEO of AXA Next & Chief Innovation Officer of AXA – a worldwide leader in global insurance and asset management. Guillaume leads AXA Next, a new entity of AXA, dedicated to building new services and business models beyond insurance. AXA Next unites a VC fund, a start-up studio, a strategic partnership unit focused on industrializing innovative B2B2C solutions for clients, and an in-house team with M&A capabilities that are dedicated to new business models & services for AXA. Their focus areas are in health, mobility, the platform economy, and business continuity. Since 2015, AXA has invested more than €1 billion in innovation. Prior to his current role, Guillaume was the Group Corporate Development Director, leading the strategy and execution of AXA Group initiatives.
Global Insurance Accelerator
Nicole Cook is currently the Managing Director of the Global Insurance Accelerator. She has startup experience, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Speeko, which went through Techstars Chicago in 2018. Prior to, Nicole worked for Dwolla, a payments technology company where she grew into an executive role, starting as an MBA intern and becoming Vice President of Sales and Strategy over five years, working in Des Moines, San Francisco and New York. Out of undergrad from the University of Iowa, Nicole joined BMO Capital Markets where she worked for nearly seven years in various investment and corporate banking roles in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. Following BMO, Nicole completed MBA coursework at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Founder and CEO of Stable.Richard’s family farm in the South West of England. He’s also led software companies in Chicago, Melbourne and London and is a previous winner of the Barclays Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2016 he was inspired by his farming background to democratise hedging for millions of businesses around the world that are exposed to volatile commodity prices. After 3 years of R&D, Stable’s parametric insurance platform now offers volatility insurance across hundreds of commodities in over 15 countries around the world.
CEO & Founder
Acko General Insurance
Varun Dua is the Founder and CEO of Acko, an insurance carrier in India that operates in the P&C space. Prior to Acko, he co-founded Coverfox (a digital broking platform), and an insurance software services firm. He started his career with AIG as part of the early team that set-up AIG’s business in India. Acko is India’s first digital only insurer to receive the regulator’s nod and is backed by investors such as Accel, Intact, Swiss Re and Amazon. Acko creates high frequency use case products around ride sharing, online travel booking etc. Acko operates on sharp pricing and digital distribution model for traditional products like auto insurance.
Jay Gelb, CFA, is currently Managing Director and senior equity analyst at Barclays covering the property-casualty and life insurance industries as well as Berkshire Hathaway. Prior to joining Barclays in 2008, Jay was the senior equity analyst at Lehman Brothers covering the P&C insurance industry. Before joining Lehman, Jay spent five years in equity research at Prudential Equity Group, LLC. He began his professional career as an underwriter for Chubb specializing in the financial institutions industry. Jay earned a B.A. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a M.B.A., also in Finance, from Bentley University.
Spring Venture Group
Chris is the CEO of Spring Venture Group and a member of the company’s board of directors. Chris joined Spring Venture Group in 2011 as Executive Vice President with a promotion to CEO in 2012. His emphasis on calculated growth and leadership development helped build the organization from 27 employees in 2012 to over 600 in 2018. Chris empowers decision making and embracing an entrepreneurial spirit through constant improvement and innovation. This vision is at the core of Spring Venture Group’s tremendous success and has set the standard for the company’s culture.
Ron is passionate about revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence to help people work smart and enrich their lives. A technology enthusiast at heart, Ron founded Chisel with a vision to leverage AI to help industries like insurance who deal in high volumes of unstructured data and manual processes digitally transform. Ron is a charismatic speaker with a unique vision focused on business success and technological innovation. Under Ron’s leadership Chisel won Gold at the 2019 Zurich Innovation World Championship and the ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge in 2018. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with family and friends.
CEO & Co-Founder
Shannon Goggin is the CEO and co-founder of Noyo, a software company building infrastructure for modern health insurance distribution. Noyo’s platform makes it easy for insurance companies, brokers, and distribution platforms to safely and efficiently share information. Before starting Noyo, she built product at Zenefits, where she saw the powerful role insurance plays in increasing access to healthcare.
CEO & Co-Founder
Demetrius Gray is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of WeatherCheck. He is a 31 year old third-generation entrepreneur and Kentucky native. He started WeatherCheck after experience in the finance, roofing, and disaster restoration industries helped him realize that key processes were ripe for disruption and automation. Demetrius is a futurist, and frequently speaks publicly on topics including challenging conventional wisdom, the touchless claim, and redefining the first notice of loss. He is deeply involved in insurtech and startup communities nationally he espouses radical transparency and trying to be a good dude.
President & COO
Resolution Group Life Holdings Ltd.
John is the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Resolution Group. From 2012 to 2018, John was the Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President for MetLife Inc. He has held various senior positions in the insurance industry, including as Chief Financial Officer at ING Groep NV, The Netherlands, and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Executive VP for Arch Capital Group Ltd, Bermuda. He spent a number of years at Merrill Lynch & Co. in Investment Banking, Financial Institutions Group. He is a Member of The American Academy of Actuaries, and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. John received a Bachelor of Math degree from The University of Waterloo.
CEO & Co-Founder
Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. MSc, in Artificial Intelligence, from Tokyo University. Engaged in research on Recommendation Engine, Complex Network, Clustering. Won the Innovative Software Creation Program (Super Creator Award) under Information-technology Promotion Agency Japan (IPA) in 2005 and 2006. Started her first business to create the middleware which enables to develop iOS / Android / Feature Phone simultaneously, and sold the company to mixi.inc. Founded Cinnamon in 2016.
James Hobson leads the Attune team on its mission to leverage technology to simplify and streamline the processes small businesses follow to get insurance. Prior to joining Attune, James was Chief Operating Officer of online lending company OnDeck. He helped steward OnDeck through an IPO in 2014 and launch OnDeck’s landmark partnership with JP Morgan Chase in 2015. James’ professional experiences also include time at iQuor and McKinsey. He also co-founded BuyYourFriendADrink.com, which was later acquired by LivingSocial.
Principal Insurance Specialist
Susan is part of the financial institutions group at IFC. She invests in insurance, both mature companies and earlier stage technology related to insurance, in developing countries. She has 30 years’ experience in insurance in a variety of different roles and is the co-head of the Women and Insurance programme. Susan is a board member of IFC client, Coverfox, and an advisor to Eos Venture Fund. Prior to joining IFC, Susan worked at Swiss Re, where she was a Managing Director and Head of Strategy for the reinsurance business worldwide and a member of the executive team. In this capacity she worked on all aspects of life and health and property casualty re/insurance; headed a global team; and led the strategy work for emerging markets and for Fintech. Before Swiss Re, Susan worked in equity research and equity sales covering the insurance industry at UBS, JP Morgan and Paribas. Susan is a British national. She graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford with a degree in modern history. In 2014, Susan completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. She is also an angel investor and advisor to several start-ups.
CEO & President
Legal & General America
Mark Holweger, President and CEO of Legal & General Insurance America, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, ensuring service excellence, continued distribution expansion and achievement of Legal & General’s digital transformation strategy. Mark joined Legal & General in 2011 and moved to the US business in 2018. He is a director on the boards of Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. Mark is an Economics Graduate and Chartered Insurer with nearly three decades of experience in the insurance industry and has a strong background with intermediary distribution platforms. Mark previously served as Managing Director, Partnerships for Legal & General Insurance in the UK. That distribution included Life Intermediaries, General Insurance Brokers, Banks, Building Societies and Affinities. He also served as Director of Broker and Intermediary for Legal & General’s General Insurance business. Prior to joining L&G, Mark was co-founder of Coverwise.com, a P&C online international broker which now has more than one million customers. He has also held senior director roles at RSA Insurance Group in the UK, South America, Asia/Middle East, and Eastern Europe, at AXA Insurance UK and at Aviva. Mark and his wife Rachel, and dog Poppy, live in Potomac, MD.
Information Venture Partners
Toan Huynh is a Venture Partner for Information Venture Partners (informationvp.com), a Toronto-based venture fund with offices in New York focusing on early stage enterprise SaaS for financial services, B2B fintechs and insurtechs. Information VP collaborates with early stage companies to scale with strategic and human capital to achieve growth across North America. Prior to joining the fund, Toan was a co-founder of the global cloud advisory firm Cloud Sherpas, which was acquired by Accenture, where she led the Financial Services and Insurance digital practices. Toan is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for a global financial institution and a mentor for several insurtech incubators.
CEO & Founder
Rotem Iram is the Co-Founder and CEO of cyber insurance company At-Bay, building commercial insurance for the digital age. With nearly two decades of security experience, Rotem previously served as a Managing Director in the Cyber Security practice of K2 Intelligence. Rotem began his career as a Captain in Israel’s elite Intelligence Unit 8200, and also served as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Rotem holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Hebrew University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Deputy CEO of P&C Partners
Adrian Jones leads SCOR’s P&C Ventures & Strategic Partnerships activity, which he initiated in 2017. SCOR is the fifth-largest reinsurer and operates in 160 countries. SCOR P&C Ventures forms long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs to develop winning technology-driven insurers, distributors, and risk management solutions. Adrian previously led strategy at SCOR Global P&C and RenaissanceRe. He started his career at Bain & Co. Adrian is a Director of States Title, Inc. and B3i Services AG. He has an MBA from Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree from Wharton, with concentrations in finance and real estate.
SVP Financial Marketing & Corporate Communications
As Senior Vice President (SVP) of Financial Services Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ramon Jones is accountable for driving business growth through marketing and enterprise-wide internal and external communications. During his 19 years at Nationwide, Ramon has held several other leadership roles, including: SVP of Property & Casualty Marketing, Vice President of Western US Insurance Operations, and Chief of Staff for the Office of the CEO. Ramon earned a finance degree from Villanova and an MBA from the Wharton School. He sits on two Boards: Directions for Youth and Family Services and the Foundation Board of the Mt. Carmel Health System.
Vice Chairman & CEO
Mr. Kapoor co-founded EXL Inc. in APril 1999 and has served as our Vice Chairman and CEO since April 2012 and as a director since November 2002. Mr. Kapoor served as our President and CEO from May 2008 to March 2012, as our Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from November 2002 until June 2005 and From September 2006 to March 2007, as our Chief Operating Officer from June 2007 until April 2008 and as President and CEO for EXL Inc. since 2000. Prior to founding EXL Inc. Mr. Kapoor served as a business head of Deutsche Bank from July 1999 to July 2000. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Kapoor served in various capacities at Bank of America in the United States and Asia, including India. Mr. Kapoor is Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (“NASSCOM”) BPM Council. SInce March 2014, Mr. Kapoor has been a director of the New York Tri-State chapter of Pratham USA, a non-profit organization. Mr. Kapoor joined the Board of Directors of the AMerca India Foundation (AIF), a non-profit organization, in January 2018.
Ryan Kim is CEO of Phyn, the company bringing intelligent water solutions to market that help people protect their homes, conserve water and save money. Prior to Phyn, Ryan served as the vice president of engineering at Belkin, responsible for hardware, firmware, software, quality, and program management. During his tenure at Belkin, Ryan led the vision, architecture and development of the Wemo platform, one of the most recognized and widely adopted brands in the Smart Home category. He is also the author of dozens of patents in and around the IoT space.
Jacqueline Lesage Krause
Jacqueline is the Managing Director of Munich Re Ventures, investing and partnering with innovative companies to develop growth opportunities for Munich Re, including its subsidiaries HSB and ERGO. Jacqueline serves on the board of directors of Trov and Augury, and is a board observer of Slice, Helium, and Forge Global. Jacqueline has 20+ years of experience creating the future in companies large and small, as a start-up founder, venture capital investor, corporate innovation leader, and management consultant. Previously, she was VP of Innovation & Corporate Venture Capital at The Hartford, where her team received Global Corporate Venturing’s award for Best Practices in Financial Services for their unique approach to combining investing and incubation. She is an inventor on a number of patents related to new technologies and business models in insurance. Jacqueline holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.
MHP - a Porsche Company
Tanja Kufner is a Partner at dynamics, the innovation hub and startup matchmaker powered by the Porsche subsidiary MHP. With more than 20 years of experience in the startup and venture capital space, and having invested in over 100 companies to date, she was named one of the 50 most influential women in the startup and venture capital sector by EU-Startups in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Before founding dynamics, she was Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Berlin with a focus on Smart Transportation & Energy, where she guided companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Airbus, Cisco, here, Vinci, Kühne + Nagel, SBB, EnBW and DB on their innovation journey. Tanja Kufner holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Member of the Board of Management & CEO Allianz Automotive
Claudius Leibfritz is the CEO of Allianz Automotive and thereby responsible for the global automotive business of Allianz. In addition, he is a member of the Management Board of Allianz Partners. Prior to this, Claudius was managing several regional groups of Allianz. Before joining Allianz, he spent more than ten years at Boston Consulting Group conducting and heading various international projects. Claudius holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Berne in Switzerland and a Master’s degree from Tuebingen University in Germany.
IA Capital Group
Andy is the Managing Partner of IA Capital Group, a New York-based insurtech-focused venture capital firm. With seven current funds plus its fully-exited first fund, IA Capital is the longest-tenured and most experienced VC firm with a primary focus on insurtech. Director of Homeowners of America Insurance, SMArtX, Ceannate, Credibility Capital, SmartAsset, Wellthie, Crown Global Insurance, Credit Sesame, Boost Insurance, and Gainfully. BSE Princeton, MBA Wharton.
CEO & Founder
Jen is the Founder and CEO of Fenris Inc, a next gen platform of data and analytic services that re-purposes unique and proprietary data sets to improve insurance application, quoting, and underwriting processes. Her previous startup ventures include DriveFactor (now CCC Drive) and Elephant Auto Insurance, as Director of Marketing. Previously VP of New Markets for Allianz Worldwide Partners, Jen’s experience with insurance large and small has given her an understanding of the status quo and current obstacles, and fed her need to question why and how it can be improved upon.
SVP & GM, Financial Services
Rohit Mahna is SVP & General Manager of Financial Services at Salesforce, leading the company’s global strategy in the Wealth Management, Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets sectors. Responsible for the product, marketing, partners, industry expertise and overall go to market strategy, Mahna and his team oversee industry products and customer engagements for the Financial Services industry. He has been at Salesforce for over six years and was instrumental in the vision and development of Salesforce’s Financial Services Cloud, the company’s first industry-specific product. Financial Services Cloud is the fastest growing cloud in the history of the company. He has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services space, previously leading global development of IBM’s Financial Services industry solutions for business analytics and overseeing the industry marketing team. Rohit got his start in Financial Services at TD Waterhouse and has a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.
UDoTest is a software delivery platform designed to definitively identify risk while activating a personalized consumer screening experience at-home. UDoTest serves global insurers, laboratories and employers. In 2018 Allison served as one of two fellows at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Innovation Lab in Washington DC where she was involved in transformational healthcare projects with payers. Several awards and recognition from companies like Genentech, Frost and Sullivan, Quest Diagnostics and Discovery Health / Vitality brought UDoTest to the U.S in 2017. In 2013, UDoTest introduced the first at-home test for women avoiding their Pap smears in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to UDoTest, Allison was the CEO of a successful technology company. In her career, Allison has also lead global telecommunications companies in Shanghai and Silicon Valley. Allison has been interviewed by news channels, by clinical cable TV networks, popular morning shows, radio personalities and has appeared in or been quoted in articles relating to disease prevention, HPV, access and UDoTest’s dynamic platform.
CEO & Founder
Jonathan Matus is founder and CEO of Zendrive, a mission-driven company, working to make roads safer with data and analytics. Powered by the world’s largest data set of more than 180 billion mobile driving miles, Zendrive uses AI and machine learning to improve fleet safety and help insurers accelerate their digital transformation. Zendrive’s patented algorithms and precise insights help fleets reduce collision risk by 49%, adding millions to their bottom line. World-class insurers rely on Zendrive to price risk in real-time, dramatically improving their combined ratios with cutting-edge offerings. Zendrive has 10’s of millions of users and partners spread across every continent, including: GM OnStar, Verizon, Ford, Audi, BMW, Domino’s, Grupo Sura, Progressive Insurance, AXA XL, and more. Prior to Zendrive, Jonathan spent six years at Facebook and Google, focused on various mobile and speech recognition projects. At Google, Jonathan was one of the early members of the Android team, helping to drive its growth to the best-selling mobile platform. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University with an Honors thesis on Artificial Intelligence. Jonathan lives in San Francisco.
Associate Director, Criteria - Credit Rating Criteria Research & Analytics
Maura McGuigan is an Associate Director on the Credit Rating Criteria team at AM Best. In her role, Maura is responsible for the application, maintenance and review of Best’s Credit Rating Methodology (BRM) and the related criteria procedures within rating analytics, as well as for the development of new criteria. Prior to joining AM Best in 2016, Maura spent over 25 years at various credit rating agencies. Maura was a Vice President/Senior Credit Officer in the Public Finance Housing Department at Moody’s Investors Service for 13 years and she also worked at FitchRatings as a Senior Director for over 10 years managing the Public Finance Housing Group. In these roles Maura was responsible for rating activity and research on mortgage backed securities, as well as the development of housing related rating criteria. She also served as rating committee chair for various sectors within the public finance industry. Maura has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware majoring in International Relations.
Stuart Miller serves as Executive Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Lennar Corporation. He was CEO from 1997 until 2018. He serves on numerous boards and committees including FivePoint Holdings and States Title Board of Directors. He is a Past Chairman of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Policy Advisory Board. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami and the UHealth Board of Directors. He is the Co-Chairman of the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Stuart also joined the Board of Directors of Builder Homesite, Inc. He joined Lennar after graduating from the University of Miami Law School in 1982.
Liselotte Munk is a CEO of Fadata Group – global leading provider of core insurance solutions. Prior to joining Fadata, Liselotte was Industry General Manager North and Central Europe at DXC. Her main responsibility there was to grow the business by being a Though Leader within digital transformation for Insurance industry. During her time at DXC she has collaborated with strategic partners such as IBM, Microsoft and Amazon. Liselotte has over 25 years of experience in the Insurance Industry with leveraging Technology to create client value. Liselotte is married, has two sons and in her private she is enthusiastic marathon runner.
Executive Officer and Group Chief Digital Officer
Koichi is responsible for the creation of new experiences in the safety, security, and health of SOMPO customers by leveraging advanced digital technologies. Prior to joining SOMPO, Koichi led several start-ups as COO or CEO, including Midokura Corporation, UBIP, IP Infusion, ACCESS CO., LTD, and Lineo, Inc. In addition, spent 17 years at Mitsubishi Corporation driving global IT business development and strategic investments in the broadband/wireless market.
Director, Business Risk & Insurance
Loren Nickel is a director at Google and heads the business risk and insurance team which is responsible for all Alphabet companies. Loren’s team provides risk advisory, captive management, insurance placement, and analytical support to Alphabet. He joined Google/Alphabet in April 2015. Loren has twenty-three years of experience in the risk and insurance industry, including fifteen years as an actuary and four years as an underwriting manager with Aon and Allianz. He has been called on to explain in-depth actuarial, risk management, and underwriting concepts to a variety of audiences around the globe including CEO’s, CFO’s, Executive/Managing Directors and Risk Managers. He is a six year past-President of the Casualty Actuaries of the Bay Area and is on the advisory board for the UC Santa Barbara actuarial program, George Mason University Chief Risk Officer Advisory Council and the Insurance Thought Leadership corporation. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and Charterholder of the CFA Institute. Loren is a 2011 Business Insurance – Innovation of the Year Award Recipient and in 2017 he was named the Risk Manager of the Year by RIMS.
Trevor is the President of Inside Ventures, a technology-enabled marketing company that helps large brands acquire new customers through online marketing and inside sales. We generate clicks, calls, and leads with a focus on the consumer insurance industries. Prior to Inside Ventures, Trevor worked at Deloitte Consulting and Five Elms Capital. Trevor received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Kansas.
CEO & Co-Founder
Hicham is Co-Founder and CEO of Enigma, a New York-based data and technology company. Enigma transforms disparate, tabular data into rich representations of real-world relationships, providing a trusted source of intelligence about people, places and companies to the Fortune 500. Prior to Enigma, Hicham managed the private sustainable finance program at BMCE Bank, in partnership with the World Bank Group, where he created energy models for large-scale alternative energy projects across Africa. Hicham began his career at an energy fund in Dallas, Texas. Hicham received a B.A. from Columbia University, where he studied Philosophy and Mathematics.
Pace co-founded Auth0 in early 2013 with CTO and “brother-in-arms” Matias Woloski while living 7,000 miles apart from each other. Since then, Pace has played an instrumental role in growing Auth0 into a leading identity management company that is loved by developers and trusted by global enterprises. With more than 5,500 customers spanning 70 countries, and securing 2.5 billion logins per month, Auth0 is a trusted global brand that is relied upon for making identity simple and protecting the data of its customers and their users. Pace has spent his entire professional career easing the developer journey by creating industry-standard tools, content, and services for cloud-based computing, mobility, and identity. Prior to Auth0, he spent more than a decade at Microsoft, leading product management and engineering teams that provided architecture guidance and services that increased developer joy.
CEO & Founder
Dan Peate is the Founder and General Partner of Peate Ventures, and has also founded two Insurtech companies – Avinew and Hixme. He is the CEO of Avinew, which is focused on reinventing auto insurance for semi-autonomous vehicles. He served as the CEO of Hixme and previously worked at Aon and Arthur J. Gallagher. He sits on the boards of Avinew, CardiacDirect and BOOM! Studios. Dan sits on nonprofit and charitable boards including the University of Notre Dame Campaign Cabinet and helped start The Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
CEO & President
William Pieroni is President and CEO of ACORD. Prior to his appointment in 2016, Mr. Pieroni served as the Global COO of Marsh and was responsible for the firm’s global operations. Additionally, he was the CTO across the Risk and Insurance Segment. Prior to joining Marsh, Mr. Pieroni was SVP in the Office of the Chairman at State Farm. Prior to that, he served as Aon’s Global CIO with responsibility for operations across retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokerage. His extensive insurance and financial services background also includes GM of IBM’s insurance business, a partner at Accenture and consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Pieroni earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting with University Honors & Distinction from the University of Illinois. He also received his M.B.A. with Highest Distinction, and was named a Baker Scholar from Harvard University School of Business Administration.
Board Member and Senior Advisor
Lisa Pollina is an Investment Banking executive and Board member who has negotiated over $50 Billion in corporate development deals throughout her career. She serves on the Senior Advisory Board for Oliver Wyman (NYSE: MMC), advises the Board of Directors of Northwestern Mutual as a member of the Policy Owners Examining Committee (POEC), and provides private equity advisory on investments in multiple aspects of the financial services sector worldwide. She is the past Vice Chairman for RBC Capital Markets, a $5 Billion division of the Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY), and the Global Financial Institutions (FIG) Executive for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE: BAC). Prior to Bank of America, Pollina was an appointed executive in a JP Morgan private equity investment portfolio company, completing a successful IPO. Named one of the ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance’ by American Banker magazine, she is a current appointee to the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States’ Working Group on Global Markets. During the tenure of President George W. Bush (43), Ms. Pollina represented the United States at various NATO-related meetings in Europe and Washington. More recently, she has been a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. A published author and speaker, Ms. Pollina is a MBA graduate from the Yale School of Management and has taught strategy at Yale and corporate finance at the University of Chicago.
Dan Preston is the CEO of Metromile, a leading insurtech using data science and machine learning to disrupt the $250 billion U.S. auto insurance industry. It’s building a loyal community of drivers who come for substantive savings and stay for an unmatched experience. Through the company’s Enterprise Business group, Metromile licenses its innovative Customer Experience, Fraud Detection, and AI platform to insurers around the globe. In August, 2018 the company secured a $90 million Series E investment led by Tokio Marine and Intact. Prior to joining Metromile, Dan was the co-founder and CTO of AisleBuyer, a mobile retail innovator that was acquired by Intuit in April 2012.
A member of Hamilton’s founding management team, Kathleen Reardon has decades of (re)insurance industry experience. From 2005 to 2012, Kathleen served as Chief Underwriting Officer SVP for ACE Tempest Re Bermuda’s International Property Catastrophe reinsurance business. She has held a variety of actuarial and underwriting roles since launching her career in 1994. Kathleen is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She is the Co-founder and Chair of Women in Reinsurance in Bermuda, and served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Reinsurance Association of America
CEO & Co-Founder
In a 20+ year career, Devin Redmond has focused building technologies that solve digital communication risk and compliance challenges for regulated industries. This includes products and companies built to address email, social media, and video communication compliance. Devin has conducted hundreds of speaking engagements at events as well as multiple national and international news appearances
Chief Digital Officer
Sean Ringsted is Chief Digital Officer at Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company and the largest commercial insurer in the U.S.
Mr. Ringsted leads Chubb’s digital efforts aimed at transforming the company into a digitally integrated organization. The initiatives involve all areas that produce and support Chubb’s business into a digital environment, including underwriting, sales and service functions that touch policyholders, prospective customers, distribution and internal operations and technology.
In addition to his role as Chief Digital Officer, Mr. Ringsted has served as the company’s Chief Risk Officer since 2008, prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in 2016.
Based in London, Daniel leads innovation for the Yellowwoods group of insurance businesses spanning southern Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Brands include Hollard, Clientele, Budget Group, Lombard, NMG and Animal Friends. As a family owned group, there is great flexibility to invest in and partner strategically with the global InsurTech community alongside our businesses. He has prior experience in FinTech start-ups, corporate finance and wealth management. Daniel studied modern languages and then did an MBA at London Business School.
Chief Digital & Consumer Experience Officer
Gareth Ross joined MassMutual in 2008 and has worked in a broad set of roles over the past decade. These roles included stints in Financial Planning and Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Strategy with a focus on Asset Management and International. His most recent role as Head of Customer Experience, focused on digital customer experience and encompassed Data Science, Brand and Advertising, Digital Experience and the creation of Coverpath, a new platform for the entire lifecycle of customer experience. Some of these initiatives included Society of Grownups, HavenLife, ValoraLife (oriented towards the Latino Market) as well as new business line serving middle market retirees. As head of the Enterprise Technology and Experience Group, Gareth is responsible for all technology across the company, inclusive of digital experience, the creation of new platforms and MassMutual’s direct to consumer efforts. Prior to MassMutual, Gareth worked in private equity in New York / San Francisco and for General Motors in New York. His educational background includes a joint MBA from Wharton and an MA from Penn in Chinese studies. Before his MBA, Gareth worked in consulting, for the World Bank and for Fidelity Investments. He is fluent in Chinese, has lived and worked in China, is an Irish citizen and was born and raised in South Africa. Gareth lives in Amherst, MA with his wife and two children.
SCOR Global P&C Deputy CEO
A French citizen, is a graduate of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales). He started his career in 2001 as an equity analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in London, covering European insurers and reinsurers. In 2005, he joined J.P. Morgan in the insurance Investment Banking team, executing M&A, capital raising and restructuring transactions for European insurers and reinsurers. He joined SCOR in 2010 as Advisor to the CEO, and became Head of SCOR Global P&C’s Strategy and Business Development in 2012. In July 2015, Laurent became Chief Underwriting Officer of SCOR Global P&C’s treaty business in Europe, Middle East & Africa. In April 2018, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C, member of the Group’s Executive Committee and since September 2018, CEO for Specialty Insurance (SCOR Business Solutions, the Channel Managing Agency and MGAs).
Head of Artificial Intelligence
Biswa is the Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at AXA XL’s Centre of Excellence for AI. He oversees the AI strategy for AXA XL, along with delivering in-house solutions utilizing Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision algorithms. Additionally, he supervises scientists both at the Imperial College London and the University College London. Prior to this, he established the AI Theory Lab for Huawei R&D UK and served as the Chief Scientist for an Imperial College based computer vision start-up. Biswa obtained his Ph.D. in dynamical systems/optimization from the University of Cambridge; attaining further post-doctoral training on Bayesian statistics at UCL.
Yogesh is Avibra’s CEO and Co-Founder. His goal has been to reinvent life insurance as a ‘well-being’ product with a focus on giving something tangible to people to improve their lives right now. Avibra is the first startup to introduce a novel way to use a data-driven model to offer guaranteed micro life insurance with no medical underwriting, all earned simply through people’s good habits. Yogesh was the former Managing Director & Head of Architecture & Innovation at New York Life. Before that, he worked for Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase and a number of startups. He is also a successful author of a book used in universities as a part of master’s level curriculum.
CEO & Founder
Clara Shih is CEO and founder of Hearsay Systems, a leading enterprise SaaS insurtech based in San Francisco. Hearsay’s agent and advisor actions platform enables every rep to behave like the top producer. Over 170,000 advisors and agents across insurance, banks, and wealth management firms in 22 countries rely on Hearsay to modernize the human client experience. A pioneer in the industry, Clara has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” Fast Company’s “Most Influential People in Technology,” and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Clara is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and previously held various roles at Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com. She graduated top of her class in computer science at Stanford University, where she also received an M.S. in computer science. She also holds an M.S. in internet studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a U.S. Marshall Scholar.
CEO & Founder
Max started States Title in 2016 after personally experiencing the friction and labor caused by title insurance in the homebuying process. Since then he has worked to provide an innovative solution to homeowners, brokers, and mortgage bankers. Max is an entrepreneur with experience founding and operating technology companies. Prior to States Title, Max was Founder and CEO of Evolv, Inc., an enterprise predictive analytics software company, which he led through their acquisition by Cornerstone (NASDAQ: CSOD) in 2014 where he served for two years on the senior executive team post-acquisition as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.
CEO & Founder
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CEO & Founder
Blue Marble Microinsurance
Joan Lamm-Tennant leads Blue Marble Microinsurance, a startup that extends socially impactful, commercially viable insurance to the underserved. She is also senior research fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center. In addition, Dr. Lamm-Tennant serves on the boards of Hamilton Insurance Group, Ltd., Element Financial Management Corporation, Ambac Financial Group and The Institutes’ Board of Trustees. She earned a Ph.D. in Finance and Investments at the University of Texas, as well as an M.B.A. in Finance and B.B.A. with Honours in Accounting from St. Mary’s University.
Mr. Toth is the CEO & Founder of zesty.ai, a property risk analytics platform powered by Artificial Intelligence. Zesty.ai uses the latest advancements in computer vision and deep learning on 115+Bn data points to extract key property features and insured characteristics to accurately model the potential impact of both attritional and catastrophic losses for Property and Casualty insurance.
Felipe is a Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Veronorte, a Latin American investment management firm. Veronorte specializes in operating corporate venture capital programs for relevant regional corporations. Veronorte aims to align the incentives of their portfolio companies and their corporate partners and facilitates the adoption of new technologies and business model, and the development of the Latin American market. One of Veronorte’s corporate partners is Grupo SURA: a leading financial conglomerate in Latin America with companies in insurance, asset management, banking and healthcare. In Veronorte, Felipe has led investments in fintech and insurtech companies such as Trov, MoneyLion, Slice Labs, Alkanza, LendingHome, Clover Health, Zendrive and Pager
SVP, Head of Incubator and Regional Analytics Center
As Head of Incubator, New Strategic Markets, Jean Vernor leads the team responsible for driving innovation to address new, emerging risks at Munich Re, US. Prior to joining Munich Re, Jean led the Direct to Consumer business and Innovation at MetLife. Her focus was modernizing insurance with lean innovation and leading cross-functional teams in digital transformation. For the past 15 years, she has led business units at large global companies including GE, Metlife and Study Group where she fueled growth via digital transformations. Her early career, she lead marketing for a financial services start up that became the 10th largest Credit card issuer in the US. Jean holds a bachelors degree in Marketing from Oakland University, is a Scaled Agile Leading SAFe 4 Agilist, completed GE’s Top Talent Executive Development Program and MetLife’s Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
VP, CMO - Individual Markets
Beth is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Guardian’s Individual Markets Businesses. She leads Marketing Strategy and Operations, focused on Marketing digital transformation, client acquisition and engagement. Her team leads development of digital, product, content and thought leadership strategies to engender consumer preference for Guardian to and through its network of general agencies and their affiliated agents. With 25 years of Brand Management and Marketing experience, Beth has worked at industry leading organizations such as PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. She made her first foray into financial services when she championed major marketing initiatives at MassMutual.
CEO & President
Aetna Senior Supplemental Insurance
Ty leads the Aetna Medicare Supplement and Ancillary product businesses from Nashville, Tennessee. Under his leadership, annual revenues have grown from less than $300 million to $1.9 billion, placing Aetna among the top three carriers in the industry. Ty is a recovering actuary with over 30 years of insurance experience including senior leadership roles in Life, Long-Term Care, Structured Settlements, Annuities, Medicare Supplement and Insurance Mergers & Acquisitions for companies including First Colony Life, General Electric, Genworth Financial and Aetna. Ty’s greatest accomplishments are by far his two daughters, Beth and Kim. He is an avid golfer, frequent industry speaker, and very active in government relations work. He holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Liberty Baptist College and the actuarial designations MAAA (1989) and FSA (1992).
Haven Life Insurance Agency
A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Wharton School of Business, Yaron Ben-Zvi loves building things that make a difference. That’s how he became co-founder and CEO of Haven Life, MassMutual’s in-house startup that sets the pace for life insurance innovation. Yaron worked with several startups before launching Haven Life in industries as varied as asset management and media, yet life insurance’s complexity and opportunity kept calling to him. When Yaron and his wife were expecting their first child, Yaron decided to purchase a life insurance policy but didn’t know much about his options or what kind of life insurance to buy. When he decided to buy term life insurance, he was surprised he couldn’t purchase it online.
After completing the strenuous process of purchasing term life insurance, Yaron felt there had to be a simpler, more convenient and online way to purchase it. In 2015, he co-founded Haven Life to bring this simple idea to life.